A Philosopher's Hoax Embarrassed Several Academic Journals. Was It Satire or Fraud?
By resorting to satire, did Portland State University professor Peter Boghossian violate basic professional and ethical standards?
What Good Is an Academic Hoax in the Age of Post-Truth?
To relegate academic projects that seek to untangle the complexities of human systems to the realm of grievances is a farce—one that misses the point of the academic project in the first place.
How to Change the Centuries-Old Model of Academic Publishing
Academic publishing has been slow to make use of social media, but new experiments could push the industry—and science—forward.
The Pernicious Mission Creep of Ranking Academic Journals
The use of journal rankings to rate individual papers, scientists, and even programs has upset loads of people in academia. One paper's solution: Get rid of journals.
Pulling the Curtain Back From Scientific Publishing
A lot of science's ills have been traced to the way it gets published. What if researchers laid out their dirty laundry before even donning a lab coat?
Academic Publishing Flirts With the You(Test)Tube Age
A look at the Journal of Visualized Experiments, the first journal devoted to publishing scientific research in a video format.